A 13-year-old academic prodigy, Miss Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, has been admitted as the youngest ever student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
According to our inside reporter Adwoa Boatemaa, the girl is a native of Anyimon, Berekum in the Brong-Ahafo Region, and who lives at Prempeh College, Kumasi, where her father is a senior tutor.
Here are seven interesting facts I bet you did not know about this amazing 13 years old lady who is now a mathematics student.
1- She wrote the BECE in JHS 1. Ruth attended the Christ Our Hope International School in Kumasi, and later the Abraham Lincoln Junior High School (JHS). She later sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at the Justice International School Asuofua in the Ashanti Region while still in Junior High School class 1.
2. She has no class mates from JHS 2 and 3. Interesting right? Ruth never had the chance to enter the four 2 and 3 classroom like most of us did. She took the BECE in form 1 and make some great grades that took her straight into the senior high school.
3. Her elder sister, Grace Gyan who reads political studies is yet to graduate from the university next year at age 18.
4. Her dad, Mr kwadwo Gyan Darkwah is a physics tutor at Prempeh College. Well, if you have such a learned father then you are sure of making academic waves. Her dad is one of the most respected tutors in Prempeh college.
5. She is related to Afari Gyan, the immediate out gone electoral commissioner. It runs in the family then. She is surrounded by prominent citizens of our beloved nation. If your relatives are at these high places in society, what other motivation do you need to study?
6. Her sister, who is some years ahead of her is expected to join the university next year. Well, her sister will be having mix feelings by now. Probably cursing her slowly in her head. lol. She is now ahead of her sister in the academic race. Her sister may have to study extra hard in order to run along.
7. She is the Youngest ever Student of Knust. Born on May 29, 2004 in Kumasi, Miss Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa will pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Mathematics) in Mathematics at the KNUST. She is expected to graduate at the age of 17, all things being equal. She enters the records as the youngest student to be admitted by the institution.